The Hindu Vocabulary For All Competitive Exams 09 March 2021
1. SHED (VERB): dismiss
Synonyms: let go, discharge
Many firms use relocation as an opportunity to shed jobs.
2. UPBEAT (ADJECTIVE): optimistic
Synonyms: cheerful, cheery
He was upbeat about the company’s future.
3. HAPHAZARD (ADJECTIVE): random
Synonyms: unplanned, unsystematic
The music business works in a haphazard fashion.
4. PAINSTAKING (ADJECTIVE): careful
Synonyms: meticulous, thorough
Painstaking attention to detail has been given.
5. PARTLY (ADVERB): in part
Synonyms: partially, somewhat
He had been at least partly responsible for dashing her hopes.
6. SEVER (VERB): break off
Synonyms: discontinue, suspend
The notice itself may be sufficient to sever the joint tenancy.
7. PALPABLE (ADJECTIVE): perceptible
Synonyms: visible, noticeable
There was palpable tension in the room.
8. INITIAL (VERB): ratify
Synonyms: accept, approve
Greece and the United States initialled a new defense cooperation agreement.
9. MARGINAL (ADJECTIVE): slight
Synonyms: small, tiny
It seems likely to make only a marginal difference.
10. EXCISE (VERB): delete
Synonyms: strike out, cancel
The clauses were excised from the treaty.